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jimh

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bugs and light
« on: August 01, 2020, 09:38:36 pm »

Looking for a new spin on insect photography, I decided what I really like is the intense color and light that often surrounds them.  Now I'm trying to do more of this.

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/07/31/the-bugs-world/

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 01:35:19 pm »

Nice. It works well.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:41:19 pm »

I just noticed that if I view this forum on my phone, my image doesn't show up.  I get the paper clip, but it does nothing.

Does LL just not work on mobile? Seems like that's a bit of a problem.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 07:27:44 pm »

fine image! like the high key.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 07:48:47 pm »

I just noticed that if I view this forum on my phone, my image doesn't show up.  I get the paper clip, but it does nothing.

You need to be logged into the forum to see an uploaded image.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 09:09:20 pm »

You need to be logged into the forum to see an uploaded image.
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Ok I get it.  Seem a bit odd though...

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 04:51:47 am »

 like it very much… Good colors too!
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 09:22:37 pm »

I like it, too. Nicely done.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 11:21:03 am »

Nicely done.
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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 08:32:14 pm »

Seem a bit odd though...

Yes.  Poor design.  Especially since read-access to the forum is open to everyone―including those who don't have an account.

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 11:28:17 am »

Due to the the smashing response to my original post, I've written another blog post including my [cough] brilliant insights and amazing tips for shooting insects:

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/08/04/insect-photography-go-manual


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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 12:21:33 pm »

Due to the the smashing response to my original post, I've written another blog post including my [cough] brilliant insights and amazing tips for shooting insects:

https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2020/08/04/insect-photography-go-manual

Nice post, Jim: thanks!

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Re: bugs and light
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 11:37:39 pm »

Hey, jimh, I visited your site and read through your thoughts on macro photography.  Nice images and good advice. 

The only thing I would modify is your advice on using manual focus when doing macro.  Where I live it's quite windy making manual focus
a "hit and miss" game.  Obviously, if you have a way to lock down your subject then manual focus is the way to go.  However, when its windy
I have found that using continuous spot auto focusing returns a higher rate of sharp images.  I am using a Nikon 850 camera and Nikon's 200mm micro lens
when doing my macro work.  The lens is a bit dated and I would bet one of Nikon's newer macro lens would do even a better job using autofocus.

Mark
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